Few days ago the new stable version of the Parrot Security OS computer security distribution was released reaching its version 4.2.2 which was announced to the general public through a statement on the blog of the distribution.
This new version of Parrot Security OS 4.2.2 comes with new improvements, bug fixes and security and above all a lot of updates new ones from the base of the system.
For those readers who still do not know the distribution I can tell you that Parrot Security is a Debian-based Linux distribution developed by the Frozenbox Team and this distro has a focus on computer security.
It is designed for penetration testing, vulnerability assessment and analysis, computer forensics, anonymous web browsing, and practicing cryptography.
Parrot OS is intended to provide testing tools for penetration testing equipped with different types of tools for user to test in their laboratory.
Parrot is based on Debian's stretch branch, with a custom Linux kernel. Follow a mobile release development model.
The desktop environment used by the Linux Parrot OS distribution is MATE, and the default display manager is LightDM.
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New version of Parrot Security OS
Few days ago Lorenzo Faletra announced the launch of Parrot 4.2.2 through a statement on the blog of the distribution.
This new version of Parrot Security OS 4.2.2 comes with a series of new tools, updated for packages and bug fixes released since the latest Parrot Security OS 4.0.
This release contains several enhancements to the kernel and core packages, and added the new security tools and updated the new version of existing powerful tools.
In addition, Parrot Security OS 4.2.2 imported the latest version of Metasploit 4.17.11. Wireshark 2.6, hashcat 4.2, edb-debugger 1.0 and many other updated tools.
Parror Engineers feels this update was challenging due to the many major updates under the hood of a system that looks almost identical compared to the previous version.
In addition, Armitage Tool was finally updated and the "missing RHOSTS error" has been fixed.
A new version of the Debian installer now feeds our network installation images and the standard Parrot images.
Firmware packages were updated to aAdd broader hardware support, including AMD vega graphics and wireless devices.
The AppArmor and Firejail profiles have been tuned to offer a good compromise of security and usability for most CLI and desktop applications and services.
In addition, it is important to emphasize that this new release of the distribution was a challenge for the developers because it was somewhat problematic.
We are proud to announce the release of Parrot 4.2.
It was a very troublesome release for our team due to the many major updates under the hood of a system that looks almost identical to its previous version, except for a new background designed by Federica Marasà and a new graphic theme (ARK-Dark). .
Additionally, these updates provide Firefox 62 and many other updates along with the latest version of LibreOffice 6.1.
New documentation portal
Work is in progress to remove the previous DokuWiki documentation portal and replace it with a full static documentation portal written on sale, which would be easier to maintain through our GIT server.
The new documentation portal can be visited here.
Download and update Parrot OS
Si you want to get this new version of this distribution Linux only You must go to its official website and in the download section this get link to download this new version.
Also, if you already have a previous version of Parrot OS installed, you can get the new version without having to reinstall.
All you have to do is open a terminal and run the following commands to update:
sudo apt update sudo apt purge tomoyo-tools sudo apt full-upgrade sudo apt autoremove
At the end you will only have to restart your computer.